Madhu Krishna
Madhu-Krishna profile

Madhu Krishna leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s India initiative on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and manages a portfolio of work at both national ministries and five focus states, and over 40 implementing partners. She has been a development professional for over 25 years, with a special focus on program design, evaluation, policy and advocacy across initiatives including sanitation, public health, agriculture and livelihoods; and women’s empowerment.

Before joining the foundation, Madhu worked for a number of organizations in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning and strategy formulation including PATH, FHI, Digital Green, Landesa, and Intra Health. She has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Delhi.


Articles by Madhu Krishna


4 children standing near a polluted water body

November 19, 2018
Building long-term sanitation solutions
As we mark World Toilet Day this November, we need to think about how we manage human faecal waste. This is particularly important in India—a country with the fastest growing urban population in the world.